Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disease which may affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, from the oral cavity to the anus. Oral-pharyngeal ulcerations may be significant and persistent in patients with established CD, and the use of TNF-α inhibitor has demonstrated to be useful. We report a unique case of an unusual manifestation of oral CD characterized only by multiple, giant, long-lasting, relapsing ulcerations successfully treated with an escalating dose of Adalimumab at 40 mg weekly as a monotherapy.

Escalating dose of adalimumab as monotherapy to treat unusual giant and refractory oral-pharyngeal ulcerations in Crohn's disease

Fortuna, Giulio;Castiglione, Fabiana;Mignogna, Michele D
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2019

Abstract

Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disease which may affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, from the oral cavity to the anus. Oral-pharyngeal ulcerations may be significant and persistent in patients with established CD, and the use of TNF-α inhibitor has demonstrated to be useful. We report a unique case of an unusual manifestation of oral CD characterized only by multiple, giant, long-lasting, relapsing ulcerations successfully treated with an escalating dose of Adalimumab at 40 mg weekly as a monotherapy.
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